I wasn't sure if I would like the wool blend, but find that it is softer than 100% wool and doesn't collect lint like a wool coat. The tailored fit is flattering. Charcoal color goes with any outfit or shoes. Weather hasn't been extremely cold yet (25-30º) and seems warm enough at those temps. It is light weight and not bulky. I give four stars because the sleeves are a little short for me and the buttons are loose (a big pet peeve of mine). Other than that I would recommend this coat and am happy with the purchase.